Thursday, August 5, 2010

40.8 Million People Now Receiving Food Stamps

More than 1/8 th of the population is now receiving food stamps.

I once had a student who needed food stamps but could not get them in Arizona. She had no income and a daughter. She couldn't find work.

She couldn't get welfare because she had reached the lifetime limit (I think it was 2 years) while going back to college. So, she had no job and could not get welfare or foodstamps. She eventually found a job through hard work.

Had it not been for the generosity of a neighbor, she would have lost her home and car.

Not everyone who needs them can get food stamps. How many people need them in addition to those receiving them?

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